Unicorn Lair Discovered in North Korea, Says North Korea [Updated]

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Well, it looks like we finally found the intersection on the Venn diagram for North Korea and tween girls from the 1970s. Both, as it turns out, are super into unicorns. And making things up.


"Historians" at the DPRK Academy of Social Sciences in North Korea have recently announced the discovery of a unicorn lair said to have belonged to King Tongmyong, the founder of Goguryeo, an ancient North Korean kingdom. Says the report:

"A rectangular rock carved with words "Unicorn Lair" stands in front of the lair. The carved words are believed to date back to the period of Koryo Kingdom (918-1392)...The temple served as a relief palace for King Tongmyong, in which there is the lair of his unicorn."


North Korean "archeologists" are using their "discovery" as proof of North Korea's superiority of South Korea, saying, "The discovery of the unicorn lair, associated with legend about King Tongmyong, proves that Pyongyang was a capital city of Ancient Korea as well as Koguryo Kingdom." (Does it?)

As of now, there has been no evidence (photos, unicorn fossils, etc.) of the existence of the unicorn lair beyond the archeologists' report. In unrelated news, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has stepped down from his dictatorship and will be handing all power and responsibility over to this guy. The change is effective immediately.

Update: Looks like our friends over at io9 have debunked this one, blaming the confusion on a translation error. Oh, well. The story was just too good to be true.


North Korea 'archaeologists' report quite unbelievable discovery of unicorn lair [The Telegraph]

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Found in the lair was a beautiful but strange young woman who couldn't seem to stop talking about her own, new-found mortality.